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Air Force Armament Museum
Air Force Armament Museum
100 Museum Dr, Eglin AFB, FL 32542, USA
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
191 Museum Cir, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Airport Museum (Melbourne, Florida)
Airport Museum (Melbourne, Florida)
Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
American Space Museum
American Space Museum
308 Pine St, Titusville, FL 32796, USA
Armed Forces History Museum
Armed Forces History Museum
2050 34th Way N, Largo, FL 33771, USA
Camp Blanding
Camp Blanding
5629 FL-16 #3040, Starke, FL 32091, USA
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum
1873 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL 32322, USA
Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos
1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 Co Rd 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, USA
Deland Naval Air Station Museum
Deland Naval Air Station Museum Exterior
Deland Naval Air Station Museum
910 Biscayne Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724, USA
The DeLand Naval Air Station Museum is a former 1930’s-era residence which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Local Register of Historic Places. The museum building is one of the last WWII structures remaining on the City of DeLand Airport Complex. The house museum was restored in 1995 as a result of a community effort by Veterans and Community Partners who dedicated the museum to preserve local military history. The museum offers an impressive collection of historical artifacts, wartime memorabilia, military art, and veterans’ mementos. The collection includes an entire room display dedicated to the men and women who served at DeLand Naval Air Station during WWII, 1942-1946. The collection consists of photographs and memorabilia donated to the museum and arranged to provide a visual remembrance of the purpose and impact the military base had on the local area. The collection reveals the story of the young Navy Fighter Pilots who came to DeLand Naval Air Station in DeLand to complete their flight training and learn how to make landings on aircraft carriers. They were often called “Ninety Day Wonders” as they were quickly trained and then transferred to units fighting in the Pacific and other locations around the world. Over 100 Pilots and other support troops were killed during training accidents at DeLand Naval Air Station and a specific display in the museum has been set up to honor their memory and ultimate sacrifice. Additional photos and memorabilia in the 1942-1946 DeLand display give visitors a glance of life on the base, as well as other activities and contributions made by military personnel and civilians during that time. Many weddings took place at the DeLand Naval Air Station Chapel and local churches in the 1940’s. Many families remained or returned to the local area resulting in generations of their children and grandchildren still in Volusia County. The collection also includes a restored Grumman TBF Avenger, Navy F-14 Tomcat Jet, T-33 Aircraft, Korean War MASH Helicopter, 1953 Army Jeep and a Vietnam Era PTF-3 Patrol Boat. (This description has been provided courtesy of the Deland Naval Air Station Museum)
Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight
1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL 33868, USA
Florida Air Museum
Florida Air Museum
4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
Fort Barrancas
Fort Barrancas
3182 Taylor Rd, Pensacola, FL 32508, USA
Fort Clinch State Park
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA
Fort Jefferson
Fort Jefferson
Key West, FL 33040, USA
Fort Pickens
Fort Pickens
1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA
Fort San Carlos
Fort San Carlos
1 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Kissimmee Air Museum
Kissimmee Air Museum
Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA
The Kissimmee Air Museum, otherwise known as warbird flight adventures, houses vintage aircraft from World War 2 all the way through the Vietnam war. The museum keeps numerous aircraft on display, a few of which are available for warbird flights. Visitors can take flight in vintage aircraft such as the P-40 or the T-6 Texan. The Kissimmee Air Museum is located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee, Florida and actively restores aircraft. Be sure to check out their facebook page and hours prior to visiting.
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
622 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101, USA
Military Heritage & Aviation Museum
Military Heritage & Aviation Museum
900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA
Military Museum of North Florida
Military Museum of North Florida
1 Bunker Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, USA
Military Sea Services Museum
Military Sea Services Museum
1402 Roseland Ave, Sebring, FL 33870, USA
National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508, USA
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
3300 N Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
7502 Natural Bridge Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32305, USA
Okeechobee Battlefield
Okeechobee Battlefield
3500 SE 38th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974, USA
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Battle of Olustee by Kurz & Allison
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Sanderson, FL 32087, USA
Preston Aviation Tailwheel Flight School
Preston Aviation Tailwheel Flight School
2073 US-92, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
Preston Aviation Tailwheel Flight School located in Winter Haven, Florida, has been specializing in tailwheel training in the Stearman and Piper J3 Cub for over 24 years. They offer Tailwheel Endorsements, Biennial Flight Reviews, Tailwheel Transitions, Spin Training, High Performance Endorsements, Recurrent training, or just some fun flying to enter into your log book. Training for the endorsement averages 5 hours, depending on you! Your instructor/pilot, Tim Preston, has over 15,600 hours and has trained thousands of pilots worldwide. Stearman Biplane Flights. Experience Flight! You TOO can Fly a Stearman! Take the controls and see how gentle they fly. Fly over a special place of interest . Mild to Wild...Flights are catered to you! It's great FUN! Be sure to like them on Facebook, check out their website, and make as always make sure to check with the organization on their most up to date hours before traveling.
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
3 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA
SS American Victory
SS American Victory
SS American Victory
705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

The SS American Victory ship is a victory ship that saw service in World War 2. Launched right at the end of the war in June of 1945, the SS American Victory saw only brief service in the Pacific Theater. American Victory ferried cargo to the Southeast Asian theater before the war came to a close. She would go on to serve in the Korean War, World War 2, and the Vietnam War before being placed in reserve. 

The American Victory Ship & Museum in Tampa Florida has been taking care of her since 1999. As one of only 3 surviving Victory Ships, the SS American Victory is an amazing sight to see. According to the museum’s website visitors “experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery and relive history by visiting cavernous three level cargo holds, radio and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, mess halls, engine room, crew cabins, lifeboats and cargo equipment, then gaze upon photographs, uniforms, medals, documents and naval equipment.”

Aboard ship visitors will see original equipment such as her 3 in bow mounted deck gun, 5 inch stern gun and another 3 inch gun. The most amazing thing about this ship is her operational status. The SS American Victory has been a fully operational ship since 2003. Typically, the museum will go on two “Relive History Cruises” a year. There are only a few operating World War 2 ships in the world that visitors can actually ride on. If traveling from afar it is definitely worth scheduling your visit to make one of these rides. The museum keeps a very active social media following and definitely makes for a good follow. As usual, before traveling long distances we recommend checking the museums website for up to date hours. 

United States Astronaut Hall of Fame
United States Astronaut Hall of Fame
Heroes and Legends featuring Astronaut Hall of Fame, Merritt Island, FL 32953, USA
USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35)
USCGC Ingham (WHEC-35)
Southard St, Key West, FL 33041, USA
USS Orleck (DD-886)
USS Orleck (DD-886)
203 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL 32780, USA
Wings Over Miami
Wings Over Miami
14710 SW 128th St, Miami, FL 33196, USA
Zephyrhills Museum of Military History
Zephyrhills Museums OV-1B Mohawk
Zephyrhills Museum of Military History
39444 South Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542, USA

The Zephyrhills Museum of Military History is an excellent place to explore the illustrious history of the armed services. Here, one has the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the individuals and sacrifices of those who served - from veterans' anecdotes to in-depth scholarly articles about military operations over time. With fully interactive exhibits and educational activities for the whole family, this museum is truly a great way to honor their service and commemorate the past. Visitors will be able to learn more about our troops' triumphs, defeats, and experiences with displays that are as informative as they are absorbing. From artifacts from various wars such as World War Two, all the way through current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan - this collection captures so many moments in a unique way. As a tribute to all members of the armed forces, this museum seeks to preserve an important part of our nation's history.

Amazingly, the museum itself is a piece of history. Zephyrhills Museum of Military History sits on the former site of the Zephyrhills Army Airfield. Zephyrhills Army Airfield is a former U.S. Army airfield that was located in Pasco County in the U.S. state of Florida. It was initially established as a training facility for pilots of the 10th Fighter Squadron during World War II and remained active until 1944 when it was decommissioned by the United States military. Despite its past as a military facility, Zephyrhills Army Airfield has become an exciting place of discovery for families looking to explore the historic grounds together.

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